Organisers at the City of Lincoln Council estimate that over 200,000 people attended the popular attraction this year following the big freeze of 2010 when the event had to be cancelled.
The Park and Ride also had a record number of cars using its service with 12,000 compared to 9,260 in 2009.
“We would like to thank everyone who came out in support for the Lincoln Christmas Market,” said John Latham, Director of development and Environmental Services at the City of Lincoln Council.
“We know people were very disappointed about last year’s cancellation, and it had a negative impact on our local economy, so to see that confidence in the event is so high and people are coming back to Lincoln in their numbers is fantastic.
“As we do every year, we’ll spend the coming weeks looking at this year’s market, what went well and what could be improved, and put this into the planning for future events. One thing we have thought about to improve the crowd situation is to look at the layout of the stalls and see how we can improve pedestrian traffic flow further.”
Visitors browsed around 250 stalls set up throughout Lincoln’s pretty uphill area selling everything from gifts and food to arts and crafts, authentic continental wares and much more.
Street theatre in the Bail showcased traditional Christmas stories such as the Nativity, The Twelve Days of Christmas and A Christmas Carol and Da Capo Singers and the New Life Choir sang festive tunes to get shoppers in the Christmas spirit.
Families enjoyed a funfair on Westgate and a Winter Wonderland for the children at The Lawn.
You can look forward to Lincoln Christmas Market next year from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th December 2012. We already are!
Tweeters can also follow Jingle, the Christmas Market mascot, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/lincolnelf for regular updates on stalls, entertainment and Christmas Market news.